Encyclopedia of Social Psychology, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Kathleen D. Vohs [University of Minnesota]
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412953952
  • ISBN-13: 9781412953955
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1018 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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About

Overview

Not long ago, social psychology was a small field consisting of creative, energetic researchers bent on trying to study a few vexing problems in normal adult human behavior with rigorous scientific methods. In a few short decades, the field has blossomed into a major intellectual force, with thousands of researchers worldwide exploring a stunningly diverse set of fascinating phenomena with an impressive arsenal of research methods and ever more carefully honed theories.

Encyclopedia of Social Psychology is the first resource to present state-of-the art research and ready-to-use facts from this fascinating field. These three volumes include more than 600 entries chosen by a diverse team of experts to comprise an exhaustive list of the most important concepts. This Encyclopedia is written for students who may be encountering concepts such as social loafing, deindividuation, base rate fallacy, ego depletion, and self-handicapping for the first time and want a simple, clear, jargon-free explanation of what they mean.

Key themes include:

  • Action Control
  • Antisocial Behaviors
  • Attitude
  • Culture
  • Emotions
  • Evolution
  • Groups
  • Health
  • History
  • Influence
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Methods
  • Personality
  • Prejudice
  • Problem Behaviors
  • Prosocial Behaviors
  • Self
  • Social Cognition
  • Subdisciplines

Contributors

Contributors

  • Kathleen D. Vohs [University of Minnesota]

Reviews

"Boasting an extensive list of contributors and an impressive amount of detail throughout, this is an excellent tool for undergraduates, practitioners, graduates, and researchers. Essential for academic libraries. [Available electronically through Sage eReference as well as through the Gale Virtual Reference Library.]" --Library Journal, February 15, 2008

— Library Journal

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Editorial Board.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editors.
Contributors.
Introduction.
1: Accessibility.
2: Accountability.
3: Achievement Motivation.
4: Action Identification Theory.
5: Actor-Observer Asymmetries.
6: Adaptive Unconscious.
7: Affect.
8: Affect-as-Information.
9: Affect Heuristic.
10: Affect Infusion.
11: Affordances.
12: Aggression.
13: Agreeableness.
14: Alcohol Myopia Effect.
15: Altruism.
16: Altruistic Punishment.
17: Ambivalence.
18: Anchoring and Adjustment Heuristic.
19: Androgyny.
20: Anger.
21: Anticipatory Attitude Change.
22: Antisocial Behavior.
23: Anxiety.
24: Apparent Mental Causation.
25: Applied Social Psychology.
26: Approach-Avoidance Conflict.
27: Arousal.
28: Assimilation Processes.
29: Associative Networks.
30: Attachment Styles.
31: Attachment Theory.
32: Attention.
33: Attitude-Behavior Consistency.
34: Attitude Change.
35: Attitude Formation.
36: Attitudes.
37: Attitude Strength.
38: Attraction.
39: Attributional Ambiguity.
40: Attributions.
41: Attribution Theory.
42: Authenticity.
43: Authoritarian Personality.
44: Autobiographical Narratives.
45: Automatic Processes.
46: Auto-Motive Model.
47: Autonomy.
48: Availability Heuristic.
49: Aversive Racism.
50: Awe.
51: Babyfaceness.
52: Bad Is Stronger Than Good.
53: Balance Theory.
54: Barnum Effect.
55: Base Rate Fallacy.
56: Basking in Reflected Glory (BIRGing).
57: Behavioral Contagion.
58: Behavioral Economics.
59: Belief Perseverance.
60: Beliefs.
61: Benevolent Sexism.
62: Bennington College Study.
63: Betrayal.
64: Big Five Personality Traits.
65: Binge Eating.
66: Biopsychosocial Model.
67: Blaming the Victim.
68: Bobo Doll Studies.
69: Bogus Pipeline.
70: Brainstorming.
71: Brainwashing.
72: Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Emotions.
73: Buffering Effect.
74: Bulimia.
75: Bullying.
76: Bystander Effect.
77: Catharsis of Aggression.
78: Central Traits Versus Peripheral Traits.
79: Cheater-Detection Mechanism.
80: Choking Under Pressure.
81: Close Relationships.
82: Cognitive Consistency.
83: Cognitive Dissonance Theory.
84: Cohesiveness, Group.
85: Collective Self.
86: Collectivistic Cultures.
87: Communal Relationships.
88: Companionate Love.
89: Compassion.
90: Complementarity, of Relationship Partners.
91: Compliance.
92: Confirmation Bias.
93: Conflict Resolution.
94: Conformity.
95: Consciousness.
96: Consumer Behavior.
97: Contact Hypothesis.
98: Content Analysis.
99: Contingencies of Self-Worth.
100: Contingency Model of Leadership.
101: Contrast Effects.
102: Control.
103: Control Condition.
104: Controlled Processes.
105: Control Motivation.
106: Cooperation.
107: Coping.
108: Correspondence Bias.
109: Correspondent Inference Theory.
110: Counterfactual Thinking.
111: Counterregulation of Eating.
112: Creativity.
113: Critical Social Psychology.
114: Cross-Lagged Panel Correlation.
115: Crowding.
116: Cultural Animal.
117: Cultural Differences.
118: Culture.
119: Culture of Honor.
120: Curiosity.
121: Date Rape.
122: Debiasing.
123: Deception (Lying).
124: Deception (Methodological Technique).
125: Decision and Commitment in Love.
126: Decision Making.
127: Decision Model of Helping.
128: Defensive Attribution.
129: Defensive Pessimism.
130: Deindividuation.
131: Delay of Gratification.
132: Demand Characteristics.
133: Dependence Regulation.
134: Depression.
135: Depressive Realism.
136: Deviance.
137: Diagnosticity.
138: Diffusion of Responsibility.
139: Dilution Effect.
140: Discontinuity Effect.
141: Discounting, in Attribution.
142: Discrimination.
143: Discursive Psychology.
144: Disgust.
145: Displaced Aggression.
146: Distinctiveness, in Attribution.
147: Distributive Justice.
148: Dominance, Evolutionary.
149: Door-in-the-Face Technique.
150: Downward Social Comparison.
151: Drive Theory.
152: Dual Attitudes.
153: Dual Process Theories.
154: Dynamical Systems Theory.
155: Ecological Rationality.
156: Ecological Validity.
157: Effort Justification.
158: Egocentric Bias.
159: Ego Depletion.
160: Ego Shock.
161: Elaboration Likelihood Model.
162: Elevation.
163: Embarrassment.
164: Emotion.
165: Emotional Contagion.
166: Emotional Intelligence.
167: Empathic Accuracy.
168: Empathy.
169: Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis.
170: Encoding.
171: Entitativity.
172: Environmental Psychology.
173: Envy.
174: Equity Theory.
175: Erotic Plasticity.
176: Error Management Theory.
177: Escape Theory.
178: Ethnocentrism.
179: Ethology.
180: Evolutionary Psychology.
181: Exchange Relationships.
182: Excitation-Transfer Theory.
183: Excuse.
184: Executive Function of Self.
185: Exemplification.
186: Expectancy Effects.
187: Expectations.
188: Experimental Condition.
189: Experimental Realism.